Stories for August 2003


Friday, August 29


Supply drive ‘fills a hole’ for local kids

Sixty Hood River County students will begin school on Tuesday with new backpacks full of supplies, thanks to a school supply drive spearheaded by the Hood River County School District and Salvation Army.

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School resumes on Tuesday

The 2003-04 Hood River County School District starts classes Sept. 2, with a new superintendent and new paint, paving and other improvements throughout its facilities. A new paint job at Hood River Valley High School, done this week, is among the more prominent upgrades in the district.

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Tuesday, August 26


Calm wind welcome at fly-in

After Friday’s stormy threats, the weekend’s calm was a welcome surprise to local airplane enthusiasts. The wind sports’ loss was the aviators’ gain, resulting in a good turnout for Hood River’s 6th Airport Days Fly-In.

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Full Sail presents packages featuring local artwork

Full Sail Brewing Company has released its new product packaging featuring local sports action and scenic photography showcasing the excitement and beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. Full Sail’s vibrant new look will be available in stores this month.

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Thursday brings finale of ‘Families’

The 4th Thursday of Sprint Families in the Park will bring the 70’s back to life with the Satin Love Orchestra on Aug. 28 in Jackson Park in Hood River. SLO is a ten piece disco/funk group that produces as much adrenaline as any party animal can stand. Their appearance is nothing short of stunning, with a metallic 70’s-inspired wardrobe. They bring the sounds of the 70’s back with style. KC and Sunshine Band, Earth, Wind and Fire, The Commodores, Kool and the Gang, Sister Sledge, and the Bee Gees are just some of their specialties. They do for the 70’s what Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts do for the 50’s.

August 26, 2003 midnight read more..

Monday, August 25


Gorge Commission begins air quality study

The Columbia River Gorge Commission approved a revised work plan for studying Air Quality in the Gorge last week. This approval kicks off a two-year study of the composition and sources of air pollution in the Gorge, according to a Commission press release.

August 25, 2003 midnight read more..

Friday, August 22


Mosier prepares to open charter school

Mosier community members have created the first Charter School in the Gorge. The board of directors and Administration leader Carole Schmidt, hope to create one of the best primary learning centers in the Gorge, according to Schmidt.

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Wednesday, August 20

Full weekend of music at Savino's Loungs

When Stephen Ashbrook was getting ready to produce his latest album, he went to meeting after meeting with record executives who were excited about his music and were interested in signing him on.

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Moses Guest, Jesus Presley at Saloon

Formed in 1995, and named after founder Graham Guest's fifth generation grandfather, Moses Guest is a Texas-based, Southern rock band that has just enough pop, jazz, funk, and country in its veins to appeal to audiences of all ages and origins. Moses Guest plays at the River City Saloon on Thursday evening. Music begins at 10 p.m.

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Tuesday, August 19


$3.6 million pipeline will help restore native fish habitat

ODELL — With help from the Hood River watershed council, the East Fork Irrigation District has brought together diverse partners for the first phase of a large pipeline project that will eliminate fish habitat problems associated with a 100-year-old irrigation delivery system.

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Friday, August 15


State officials join Odell ceremony

Construction is underway on the new Cardinal IG (Insulating Glass) plant in the mid-valley — and Gov. Ted Kulongoski is joining Hood River County in a celebration.

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Van Gogh Days celebrates the sunflower

Calling all budding Van Goghs (and all creative people with their own unique artistic styles). A bright new entry is being added to the summertime event slate at one of the Northwest’s most popular destination farms.

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Wednesday, August 13


Mosier artist gives wing to ‘living picture’ at Dove In

Mosier artist Daniel Dancer takes his trademark Art for the Sky concept to a higher level on Sunday when an expected crowd of up to 2,000 gathers for the Portland Dove In at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The crowd, wearing special T-shirts, will form a giant “living picture” of a peace dove carrying a rose on the park grounds.

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Tuesday, August 12


Walking activist for ‘the regular people’ speaks on Saturday

“We have a duty to look after each other. If we lose control of our government, then we lose our ability to dispense justice and human kindness. Our first priority today, then, is to defeat utterly those forces of greed and corruption that have come between us and our self-governance.” —Doris Haddock

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Friday, August 8


Hood River girl vies for Miss Teen Portland

Erika Lily Castro of Hood River was recently selected to participate in the Nationals’ 2003 Miss Teen Portland pageant competition that will take place on Aug. 24. Castro learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition as Nationals, Inc. announced their selections on Monday afternoon. Castro submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by Patty Neidert, this year’s Portland Pageant Coordinator.

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Tuesday, August 5


Families in the Park to start Thursday

The 2003 Sprint Families in the Park series begins on Thursday featuring the music of the Swingline Cubs. The Cubs is the premier dance band in the Northwest and consists of eight members who perform a variety of music from the Big Band era, Calypso, Reggae and Rhythm and Blues. Lead singer Rupert Blaize is an established entertainer known for making everyone involved in the music.

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Sunday, August 3


ONPA gives awards to Hood River News staff

The Hood River News won several awards in the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association 2003 Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were announced at the ONPA annual convention July 19 in Newport.

August 3, 2003 midnight read more..

Port plans outlined at Thursday forum

The history of waterfront development in Hood River has been chronicled with controversy — but Port Director Dave Harlan contends there has been a happy ending to each chapter.

August 3, 2003 midnight read more..


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